PFC James L. Banchero was born in 1925 in Napa, California the only child of Louis Jr. and Eunice (Pedrotti) Banchero. His father worked at many jobs including running a tavern.
James was drafted in August 1944. Sent overseas, he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 4 Mar 1945. He was promoted to PFC on 16 Mar 1945. PFC Banchero was wounded on 24 Apr 1945 and died of his wounds later that day.
We think that PFC Banchero was repatriated and is buried in Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, California.